Word Test 519

Improve Your Vocabulary

There is nothing more important in life than being able to master the power of communication. A good vocabulary is a like driving a car with rocket fuel instead of leaded gasoline. Words can power your career into high gear and increase your understanding of others.

From 2002-2014 we posted our Word of the Day and subsequently our Weekend Word Tests for 650 Consecutive Weeks or 12 ½ years, to help our viewers improve and expand their vocabulary. If you are serious about improving your vocabulary, our Word Test Library will challenge you to learn words you may never have known existed.

For the Week ending 02/03/12

Directions: Choose the word that matches with the definition and appropriately fits into the blank space in the sentence.

expression of false humility, especially by celebrities on Twitter

"Your inflatable inner-tube is way cooler than my 80-foot yacht. You get to be so much closer to the water and to nature," is an example of _______.

acronym for "Fear of Missing Out," describing anxiety over being inundated by information on social media

Even though he was exhausted, Joe's _______ pushed him to go out and party that night.

posing for a photograph, esp. in a public place, with one's body in a stiff, prone position, for circulation online

Some daredevils will lie face down in the middle of an Interstate, _______ for someone to take a photo or video.

an exceedingly strict parent (after Amy Chua's memoir, "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother")

Many of today's permissive mothers might have more responsible children if they were more of a _______ mom.

the act of conspicuously praying on one knee, fist to forehead, (after Denver Broncos quarterback)

Before an audition for America Idol, a faithful hopeful might get down on their knees, _______ for a great performance.

We would like to thank Dr. Andrew Jamieson, MD, of Vancouver, Washington for his articulate contribution of words he supplied for the many years he served as our "eHappyLife Word Specialist."